Thursday, July 26, 2007
Enter the Lunar Rabbit Force whose members are a group of gals all named Mina who are charged with making sure that no alien culture influences Earth's sporting events. Any such behavior will merit a tactical and offensive attack. The PS2 Getsumento Heiki Mina game is broken up into an interactive portion and a battle-tactics portion where action cards are used to attack and trigger special skills. Players take on the role of an original character named Doctor Tsukikage who interacts with the girls of the Rabbit Force and develops an affinity with the ladies.
The STORY MODE allows players to choose one character and live through her battlefield tribulations against the backdrop of original stories that were written exclusively for the game. The MISSION MODE features 50 stages of targeted objectives which mixes up the action. To add to the authenticity of the game, the voice actresses from the animation were hired to provide the utterances and battle cries of the combatants in the game. When fighting, the clothes of the girls may be shredded just like they are in the animation series. There's no outright nudity but skin is exposed that otherwise wouldn't get exposed. For example, when a girl's shirt is split near the bosom area, stringy threads will still keep it together.
» Special laminated slipcase with artwork by Ikkitousen creator Yuuji Shiozaki. Sonsaku, Ryomou, and Kanu are featured on the cover. The slipcase is wide enough to hold the game case and the case of the second bonus audio disc as listed below.
» A second Playstation 2 CD game disk packed with the SD game which features various athletic events that the girls can engage in such as the 100m sprint and the broad jump. The girls may also be dressed up in various uniforms and costumes in a virtual wardrobe gallery.
» Audio CD which contains an original drama featuring Masumi Asano who plays Sonsaku Hakufu, Yuko Kaida who plays Ryomou Shimei, and Hitomi Nabatame who gives Kanu Uchou her voice in the second season (Dragon Destiny) of the Ikkitousen animation series.
Using the same formula as previous KOF games, Maximum Impact Regulation A pits teams of fighters against other teams in successive bouts. Players select three fighters from a roster of 41 characters and battle an opposing trio in 3D battlefields. SNK updates the KOF Maximum Impact II game with two new characters named Xiao Lon and Makoto Mizoguchi , adds new desperation moves, and retunes the game play for more balance. Ash Crimson and Blue Mary feature prominently in the game but we generally prefer the powerful attacks of B.Jenet. The PS2 version of the game also features Multi Matching BB compatibility so fighters can link up with other fighters online and engage in bouts. For added convenience, the moves for an active character may be viewed at any time during a match by pressing START and highlighting the Command List option.
The MGS 20th Anniversary Collection bundle contains the following MGS games and discs:
» Metal Gear / Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake
» Metal Gear Solid
» Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
» The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2
» Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
» Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops
» Metal Gear Saga 20th Anniversary DVD
Nearly 20 years after the original release, Sega issues another re-release of Galaxy Force II for the Sega Ages 2500 series but this time they bundle together the Mega Drive version, the Master System version, the arcade original, and a "Neo Classic" version which is a remake of the original arcade game with cleaned-up graphics and a 16:9 aspect ratio for a cinematic experience of sorts.
In addition to all of the gaming goodness, a gallery which contains flyers, images, and instruction manuals from the original arcade version as well as the home conversions of the games may be perused.
For Galaxy Force players who enjoy watching expert players do their thing, the Theater Mode under the Archives section features a Master Play recording which features an ace who blows through the arcade game and the Neo Classic remake in a single sitting and one credit.
The looks of the courses are high-def but the text effects are from the previous generation. For example, when you hit a "NICE SHOT!" the letters appear across the top of the screen in rainbow colors. The camera then follows the flight of the ball as it sails across the air and as it hits the ground and tumbles in search of a stopping point. Spectators on the course are never too close to the action but they're visible in the distance milling about in their bright colors and warm weather shorts.
Sakurai Miyuri / A 9-year old girl who appears in every Suchie-Pai game
Suchie Pai / Heroine of the Suchie series and game center worker
Amano Mai / Manager of Ann Pies who wears a pink and white uniform
Mizuno Yuki / Narcissistic schoolgirl in a blue and white outfit
Milky Pai / An alien bunny girl with rabbit ears and busty frame
Souzu Seira / Progenitor of a new religion who wears a white cloak
Saotome Chiruru / Brunette moppet who has a cobra for a pet
Saotome Nanami / Older sister of Chiruru who leads Saotome Corp.
Dewy is a drop of water. No troll. Dewy is a drop of water that has facial features and ambulates like a waddling biped. By holding the Wiimote horizontally with both hands, players move Dewy by tilting the controller in four directions. As the story goes, the world that Dewy calls home brims with fresh water, fairies, and an Elder Tree. Peace reigns and all is good. That is, until the day an evil animal named Don Hedron makes his way into the world with his black water. The fairies and the Elder Tree act in concert to fight back against Hedron's machinations by giving life to a droplet of water with magical abilities. After a fierce battle, Don Hedron is beaten back and defeated. Fast forward to the present day and Don Hedron is back and his black water threatens the world once again...
Built on the Guilty Gear XX game engine, Accent Core may be considered the latest and greatest tweak/upgrade of the original game. The cast of 23 default characters all have new moves as well as specials and many of them control differently. The engine also features EX moves aka Force Breaks, Throw Breaks, and Parrying which radically modify the way the game played by seasoned GGXX fans. Arc System also throws in new stages, new character and announcer voices, and new character artwork. Casual gamers may look at the past few GGXX updates as minor in scope but the system updates made in Accent Core are significant and greatly enhance the gameplay experience for the hardcore fan.
The game features an original story written especially for the game which follows the events of the 0079 storyline. A VERSUS Mode splits the screen horizontally so that each player experiences the game from his own perspective. Players can change the colors of the Gundam from a palette and it's possible to roll with a bright purple or hot pink Gundam.
The party continues for the 8th time, with Mario and friends getting crazy in a variety of mini-games. The world's most popular party video game is getting a lot crazier in Mario Party for the Wii! Whether you're shaking up cola cans or lassoing barrels, you and your friends will be drawn into the action like never before using the Wii Remote.
All new features/boards!
Mario Party for Wii also includes dozens of new mini-games, six new party boards and many new game modes. In a series first, players can transform their characters into many forms, such as player-smashing boulders and coin-sucking vampires. Mario Party Wii includes "extra large" mini games like Star Carnival Bowling and Table Menace. One to four players can play Mario Party, each with a Wii Remote.
Features: Play with Motion Control: Row your way through a river race, punch a statue to pieces, steer race cars, mopeds and go-karts, handle a balancing pole while walking a tightrope. .
For those who are new to the Puyo phenomenon, a tutorial mode is available to get you up to speed. The gist of the game is quite simple however - Colored jellies fall from the top of the screen in 2-segment configurations and your job is to arrange like-colored Puyos in contiguous groups of at least four blobs.